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Community Team Leader and Peer Mentor Coordinator

Posted 7 March by Turning Point Featured Ended

Everyone's Turning Point is unique. It's the moment when they realise they've made a small, but important, step forward. Very often, that small step is the start of something bigger. But only when the right support, advice and services are in place. That's where you come in, working as part of of our Talking Therapies Team, our highly successful and innovative 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) delivery model.

We support people who are having difficulty in coping and who are suffering from a common mental health issue such as depression, anxiety or phobia. Our approach embeds the notion of well-being and recovery and promotes personal responsibility for lifestyle choices and self-management of mental well-being. For our clients, this has resulted in a highly accessible and user-friendly service available across a wide geographical area.

We are looking to recruit a Community Team Leader and Peer Mentor Coordinator  to increase engagement and awareness of our service within the Wakefield community and surrounding areas and grow and develop our team of Peer Mentors and Volunteers.  You will have an excellent knowledge of services within the area that clients can access. Alongside particular interests in areas such as BME, long term conditions, veterans and peri-natal to name but a few, you'll be an excellent communicator with experience in mental health. You'll continue to monitor and manage our existing partner organisations relationships with the service alongside forging new ones.  Experience in effectively using social media and online tools are essential.

As Peer Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator, you'll be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting our volunteers and peer mentors. That means you'll be involved in everything from developing appropriate protocols and implementing supervising structures, to designing and delivering training modules and providing on-the-job support and professional guidance. Beyond this, you'll also keep a close eye on volunteer case work and help to develop and deliver our Peer Mentoring Programme too.

An inspirational leader we're looking for someone with great communication skills and the ability to engage and build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds. It is essential that you're passionate about supporting the community and know what it takes to work to deadlines and achieve results against specific targets and goals.

If you're inspired by the social model of mental health that works holistically according to need rather than diagnosis and would like to help us achieve our vision, we can offer a competitive remuneration package and excellent training and development opportunities.

You will be required to work on an outreach and rota basis in the community as the service operates 7 days per week

Reference: 34630487

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